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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The mission statement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Research Library has been an integral part of the Museum since it's founding in 1913, and its holdings reflect the breadth of its collections. The collection consists of materials in a variety of fields, most particularly regarding anthropology, ethnology, zoology, mineralogy, paleontology, and history – especially as it relates to ...



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Description : Footage from the opening ceremony for re-excavation of the La Brea Tar Pits, Pit 91. The La Brea Tar Pits have both historic and scientific significance and happen to be located in the middle of Los Angeles. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Additional Title : Indians of California Part II Series Title : California Indian Life Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Arthur Barr. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Description : Footage of Los Angeles shot from a car. Avenue of the Stars (Century City), the San Diego Freeway (405) heading north to Wilshire exit, then up Westwood Boulevard into Westwood Village. Century City (Galaxy Way). Downtown - Los Angeles Times Building, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (Music Center), L.A. Department of Water and Power Building. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History...
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Description : Public service announcement for the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Description : Footage from the events of Asphalt Friday, the opening ceremony for re-excavation of the La Brea Tar Pits' Pit 91 on June 13, 1969. (Roving camera roll; work print.) Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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This collection of photographs documents Hupa (the Native American people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group in northwestern California) life and basket making from early 1900s.
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Source: Photographic Negative: 132 Pages of 132 (Unknown)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 40 Pages (Unknown)
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Description : Mass of bones in pit 77 section G-12, image from floor. A shovel is seen on the pit floor next to the bone mass. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
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Field photographs of fossils discovered during construction of LA County Museum of Art's Japanese Pavilion in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California.P2
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Source: Slide: 71 Pages of 71 (36 x 24 mm)
Description : Two excavators identified as [Henry] Anderson and [J. E.] Hays uncovering giant sloth (Glossotherium harlani) bones in Pit 77. Shovels, pickaxes, and boxes of other fossil material are present. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
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Description : Sky at sunrise. Workers digging in Pit 91 at La Brea Tar Pits find bone, carefully excavate surrounding dirt, note location in grid, cover bone with wooden box. Spectators watch from behind fence, workers at tables clean and examine finds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online....
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Description : Excavator operating windlass, bringing a bucket out of pit 9. There is a tarpaulin over the pit. Trees, hills, and oil derricks in the background. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 31 Pages (Unknown)
Description : Pit 4. Bones in C-4 and C-5, 13 feet from A-5. Skulls of bison, horse, and dire wolf are easily recognizable in this confused mass of fossils exposed and ready for removal. From file housing print. Camel skull mentioned in Photo Index entry. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
County of Los Angeles tax assessment data for individuals, dated 1856 through 1875.
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Source: Microfilm: 5 Reels of 5 (Unknown)
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Additional Title:  Elephant Exhibit Opening 04-26-1966 Description : This film captures the opening reception of the Museum's elephant exhibit on April 26, 1966, featuring a family of five African elephants that were collected specifically for this exhibit. Audience watches as Art Linkletter and other officials, benefactors, and actors pose with the elephants. Various speakers address the audience and present awards of recognition. Ends with footage of fish. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm...
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Historic images of National Natural Landmark and California Historic Landmark, Hancock Park.
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Source: Slide: 207 Pages of 207 (36 x 24 mm)
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Description : Dramatic footage of shoreline with oil burning on the water (ocean waves) and land. Broken into two segments. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Men taking depth sounding measurements at the La Brea Tar Pits: One man hammers a ground plate a short distance from a meter in a shallow hole, while another man records data from an instrument connected to a meter. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description : Pit 9. Bone mass at the bottom west side of pit 9; various fossils exposed. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Two reels of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, focusing on the arrival of Arabian Oryx to the zoo. Both reels include sequences of zookeepers unloading the oryx from their crates and releasing them into their habitat. Various sequences of zookeepers taking blood samples from oryx and tagging them. Footage of technicians on-site collecting samples into test tubes interspersed with shots of oryx in habitat. Additional images of oryx in habitat are interspersed with those of other...
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Description : Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) bones in situ at Pit 9. Photo Index adds, "in L & M - 14 & 15." Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Pit 61. Excavator identified as [W. F.] Holland uncovering giant sloth pelvis in D-11, at 10 feet. Boxes of other fossils are at his feet. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Two excavators hold a sloth pelvis bone, standing before a pit covered by a white fabric. Oil derricks and wooden structure visible in the background. This is a colorized/tinted slide. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 32 Pages (Unknown)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 32 Pages (Unknown)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Description : Recounts the history of the La Brea Tar Pits through narration, animation, archival photographs and film, Going back 40,000 years to the period when great mammals dominated the earth to their extinction about 7,000 years ago, the film describes the geological changes of the region that led to the creation of the asphalt that eventually trapped thousands of animals. Masses of extremely rare fossils were discovered in 1913. By 1915, scientists from the Natural History Museum had...
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Description : Film of goats at Brandeis Ranch, a movie location in Chatsworth, CA, for many Hollywood cowboy-themed films. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Description : Pit 4. View looking into pit 4 at a mass of bones in section C-425. 13 feet from B-3. A wooden board is visible on the upper left side along the edge of the pit. February 11,1914. From file housing print. "C.I.T." sticker, California Institute of Technology. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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County of Los Angeles tax assessment data for individuals, dated 1856 through 1875.
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Source: Microfilm: 5 Reels of 5 (Unknown)
Description : Excavator W.F. Holland working on sloth pelvis in pit 61 at 10 feet. Two boxes filled with fossils, work gloves, a spade, a rasp file and a shovel are also in view. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Columbian mammoth [Mammuthus columbi] bones in situ at Pit 9. Photo Index clarifies "humerus, scapula and pelvis in I & J - 13; elephant [mammoth] humerus and jaws in I-13 & 14." Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Man cleans fossils by hand beside shallow trench, places them in wooden box. Views of several trenches and pits of various sizes. Shot two weeks after the opening of Pit 91 on June 13, 1969. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by...
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Description : Close up of excavation site showing white tarp over unidentified pit. Wooden chair and shovel in left foreground. James Z. Gilbert stands at far right looking at the camera. Behind Gilbert are two blurred figures and three men stand near the tarp. Slide is part of collection given by Princeton and accessioned in 1995. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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County of Los Angeles tax assessment data for individuals, dated 1856 through 1875.
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Source: Microfilm: 5 Reels of 5 (Unknown)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 31 Pages (Unknown)
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Note : Artifacts throughout created by extensive moisture damage in original film. Description : Steel structure of a tall building under construction. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 32 Pages (Unknown)
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The life and work of Chester Stock, one of the most important vertebrate paleontologists in US in the early 20th Century. The La Brea Tar Pits' Observation Deck was the brain child of Chester Stock, who led early tar pits excavations and envisioned a museum to make the findings public.
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Source: Slide: 173 Pages of 173 (36 x 24 mm)
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Description : Traffic along Wilshire Boulevard and freeway in Los Angeles: cars, trucks, buses. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Additional Title : Loading of a Baby Elephant and Cheetah #118 ECO; Elephant and Cheetah Bound for Burbank Description : A baby elephant is loaded into a crate at airport in India. Two men stand by and pat elephant. Crate is loaded by crane onto truck. Two men pet cheetah on the tarmac and walk it with leash into a crate. Crates are unloaded in Burbank, California, and transported to the Los Angeles Zoo, where the cheetah is released into its cage. The baby elephant is fed and introduced to one...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Additional Title : Polar Bear S.A.S. - Original Machris Production Description : Three segments out of chronological order document the arrival of a polar bear to the Los Angeles zoo in Griffith Park. Footage of young woman in fur-hooded coat posing with polar bear in cage at the zoo, along with various officials - A.S. “Doc” Young and Maurice A. Machris among others. Feeding grapes and cantaloupe to bear. Footage of an S.A.S. airplane at the airport and the unloading of caged bear from...
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Description : View of "cleared out" pit 9 with addition. There are paper tags marking the walls of the pit, as well as two shovels and a pick axe. Above the pit is a mound of dirt and a fence and trees in the background. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Additional Title : Elephant Gift to Art Linkletter, Part 1; #117 Description : Footage of a baby elephant leaving India, bound for Burbank, California. The elephant was a gift from Madame Kamaladevi Chattopedhyay of India to Art Linkletter. A mother and baby elephant are led out of the zoo to an Air India truck. Crowds watch as the baby is loaded onto the truck and driven to the airport, where a group men, women, and admire the elephant. The elephant is decorated with a garland of flowers and...
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Description : Los Angeles High School female student standing next to a mounted ground sloth [Glossotherium harlani], which was on display in the school for many years. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 37 Pages (Unknown)
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Description : At the Fresno Zoo, speakers address a seated crowd. Presentation of "Award of Honor" on behalf of the Fresno Zoological Society to Jean Delacour, director of the Natural History Museum from 1951 to 1960. Gentlemen stroll through a bird enclosure. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Description : Pit 4. Bones in C-425, 13 feet from B-3. February 11, 1914." From file housing print. "C.I.T." sticker, (California Institute of Technology.) Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Close-up view of a jumbled assemblage of fossil bones in situ, unidentified pit. Slide prepared by Pacific Stereopticon Company of Los Angeles. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Description : Maurice A. Machris with various men and women at airport, next to Dodgers plane being loaded with baggage, crates reading "In Transit - L.A. Dodgers 1967 Mozambique Safari." Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Description : View of the La Brea Hall (later known as Hancock Hall). Mounted American mastodon [Mammut americanum], bison [Bison antiquus] and ground sloth [mylodon harlani] skeleton on hind legs on display in the La Brea Hall (later known as Hancock Hall). Surrounded by other specimens also on exhibit. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 32 Pages (Unknown)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 20 Pages (Unknown)
Description : Footage shot from the California Federal Bank building. Wilshire Boulevard seen from above, then camera zooms down into La Brea Lake (at the La Brea Tar Pits). Additional footage of the Observation Pit showing fossils (mastodon skull). Each sequence is repeated several times. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to...
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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These photographs document the historic film making of Native American life by California commercial film maker, Arthur Barr, from his various educational films on California history inlcuding California Indians, Mission Life, Rancho Life, Pioneer Life, and the Westward Movement.
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Source: Photograph: 803 Pages of 803 (11 x 14 in.)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 37 Pages (Unknown)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 30 Pages (Unknown)
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Historical documentation of original exhibits at La Brea Tar Pits Museum including images of the museum's namesake George C. Page.
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Source: Slide: 199 Pages of 199 (36 x 24 mm)
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Description : Footage of coral trees in bloom, shot from a vehicle along San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Ends with a gentleman at a gas station. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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The re-opening of Rancho La Brea's historic Pit 91 (originally excavated in 1915), the longest ongoing paleontological excavation in an urban area.
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Source: Slide: 879 Pages of 879 (36 x 24 mm)
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These images document the specimens collected during the 1970/1980 excavation and have a direct relationship with cataloged specimens in the LA Brea Tar Pits museum collection. The images showcase the diversity of fossilized life found in and around one of the only six natural asphalt lakes in the world.
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Source: Slide: 180 Pages of 180 (36 x 24 mm)
Description : Mass of bones in pit 81, from west end of initial cut. There is a pickaxe in view next to the bone mass. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
Topic: californiarevealed
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County of Los Angeles tax assessment data for individuals, dated 1856 through 1875.
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Source: Microfilm: 5 Reels of 5 (Unknown)
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 39 Pages (Unknown)
Additional Title : Tar Pits Building Description : Construction of the observation bungalow at La Brea Tar Pits by the Haida Hide company, including excavation, pouring of concrete, and carpentry. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
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Note : Tar pits footage begins at 00:03:04 Additional Title : Tar Pits Looking for Specimens and 100 Bikinis at Honolulu Description : The majority of the film shows excavating and fossil cleaning activities at La Brea Tar Pits. Members of the public look on from behind the fences. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The Estate has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Note : Part 1 has some vertical jitter, inherent to original recording. Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by the Machris Estate. The copyright holder has given the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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Description : Two excavators on a wooden structure in pit 4. A wheelbarrow, box, shovels, and pieces of wood are all being used in the excavation. Photograph was taken looking into pit 4 from the southeast corner. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Source: Periodical: 24 Pages (Unknown)
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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On November 6, 1913, The Los Angeles County Museum of History, Art, and Science opened its doors in Exposition Park. This museum was the first of its kind in Southern California. It was proposed as a place where The Southern chapter of the Cooper Ornithological Club the Southern California Historical Society, the Southern California Academy of Sciences, and The Fine Arts League of Los Angeles would come together to give the people of Southern California and its visitors a rich perspective on...
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:28 after color bars. Some sections are silent. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Description : Pit 9. View showing jumbled stratification in the north wall. Landscape with oil derricks in the background. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
Description : Pit 81. A white tarpaulin covers the pit, and an excavator emerges from the pit. Some landscape and wire fencing is visible in the background. The description on slide and Photo Index suggest mass of bones pictured in RLB-350 and RLB-351 are removed together as a 'show piece' for exhibition at the museum. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph